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Gordon George Ely

February 14, 1935 — March 13, 2023

East Burke

East Burke, VT: Gordon George Ely, age 88, of White School Road, passed away peacefully after a short stay at the Pines Rehabilitation Center in Lyndonville, VT, on Monday morning, March 13, 2023.

                Gordon was born on February 14, 1935, in St. Johnsbury, VT, son to the late Luther and Marion (Wilkins) Ely.  He graduated from Lyndon Institute in the Class of 1953. He worked as a mechanic and spent the last 34 years of his career at Mekkelsen RV Trailer Services.  Gordon enjoyed camping, riding his motorcycle, and snowmobiling, along with stock car racing at Northeast Speedway in his younger years with life-long friend, Junior Densmore.

                He is survived by 2 sons: Gary Ely (Val) , Brian Ely, and daughter: Linda Newland (Brian) all of East Burke, daughter-in-law: Cindy Ely of Bradford, VT, grandchildren: Patricia Switser (Ben), Philip Newland (Jess) , Evan Newland, Jeremy Ely (Holly), Greg Ely (Stephanie) , Heather Ely, Jessica Lund (Matt), great-grandchildren: Holden, Grant, & Jerzie Newland, Able & Sawyer Brown, Shelby and Whitney Ely, Lucas & Natalie Ely, Chase & Grace Lund, Jace Ely and several nieces and nephews.

                He was pre-deceased by his Mother: Marion Sheltra and his father: Luther “Sunshine” Ely, daughter: Barbara Jean Ely and great-granddaughter: Prezlie Louise Newland, 6 brothers, 2 sisters and his half-brother: Gary Ely.

                A Graveside Service will be held at the Howland Cemetery in West Burke on Wednesday, May 24, 2023, at 10 AM.

                There will be no Calling Hours.

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Graveside Service

Wednesday, May 24, 2023

10:00 - 11:00am (Eastern time)

Howland Cemetery

Burke, VT 05871

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